Organic Chemistry As a Second Language, 3e: First Semester Topics

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Chapter 8 - Mechanisms - 8.5 Bases Versus Nucleophiles - Problems - Page 178: 8.28


This hydroxide ion is functioning as a nucleophile.

Work Step by Step

1. Analyze the head of the arrow that comes from the "OH": - It is making a bond with a carbon from the other compound. Therefore, the hydroxide is attaching to the other compound, so it is functioning as a nucleophile.
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